In order for your business to achieve and benefit from a WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition (COR) you will have to put in place a safety management system that meets a specified set of audit standards.
In Budget 2013, the Finance Minister announced that the Class 5 credit would be phased out over two years (the Class 4 credit remains). According to the Ministry of Finance, his change was made in order to return to having the same mill rate for the similar Class 5 and Class 6 properties.
Creating a bullying and harassment policy statement is necessary in order to comply with new Occupational Health and Safety policies introduced by WorkSafe BC on November 1, 2013. You will need to ensure new and existing workers read and acknowledge your policy statement.
Post a copy of the statement in a visible location in your workplace and review the policy on a yearly basis to ensure it is up to date.
One of the most important provisions of the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry was a provision to allow firms to exit their electronic payment processing contracts with ACQUIRERS or RESELLERS without penalty within 90 days of an unscheduled rate change or the introduction of a new fee. Though the Code contains many more measures to protect your business you must still remain vigilant.